The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is Known to Have Ghostly Guests
The Arkansas institution appealed to guests because of its "healing waters".
Given the wide appeal of its “healing waters,” this area attracted travelers even before a magnificent hotel was ready to welcome guests. In the early days, the elegant 1886 Crescent was a women’s college and conservatory during the off-season and a hotel in the summertime. In the 1930s, it was purchased by Norman Baker, a shyster who lured cancer patients to come here for treatments that had no medicinal value. Many died, leading Baker to set up a makeshift morgue in the basement of the hotel. Among the ghostly residents here is one of Baker’s unfortunate patients, Theodora, who is believed to haunt room 419.